Asthma & COPD

Better Education, Better Breathing

Noah and Noah

December 2, 2019
Awesome story from Noah's Mum - we are so glad we could be of help: "Our family are so grateful for the help we received from Asthma Waikato for our 4 year old Son Noah. Prior to having help we had constant issues with poor Noah's coughing, sleeping disruptions, and him gene...
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Bronchiolitis or Asthma

November 22, 2019

Is it bronchiolitis or asthma?

Bronchiolitis: What is it?Bronchiolitis is a chest infection caused by a virus, which affects the small airways of the lungs. Who does it affect?85% of cases in NZ affect babies under 12 months. What are the symptoms? Cough is the main symptomWheezeRunny noseIncreased work o...
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Do you know about the Prescription Subsidy Scheme?

All prescriptions you collect between the dates of 1 Feb to 31 Jan every year are counted. When you reach the 20 threshold, you no longer have to pay for further prescriptions. You can even get your partner's and children's scripts to count towards this total too! (children ...
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Coughing Much?

October 31, 2019

Does your child cough? Please get it checked out.

A cough can be one of the symptoms of asthma. And kids with asthma can often get a cough at night. But sometimes a cough can be caused by something else. Sometimes kids have coughed for so long the family can often get used to it and accept it as ‘normal’ for that child....
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Meet Melenaite!

October 9, 2019
Wow, she is experiencing great relief from her asthma symptoms since she has been regularly taking her preventer morning and night every day. Melenaite and her brother were so excited to get a bag of goodies and a stamp saying ASTHMA STAR. S.T.A.R - stands for "Spacer' "Tech...
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We get a lot of parents who hesitate to take their child to the Emergency Department with asthma because they feel when they get there, the child is just given more reliever with the spacer, there’s just a whole lot of waiting and nothing is actually ‘done’. I have to ...
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Nose Spray

September 26, 2019
DID YOU KNOW you're not supposed to snort your nasal spray, nor aim it directly upwards?  Most people using a nasal spray are using it incorrectly - they aim the nozzle straight upwards then squirt and snort. This results in the medicine simply dripping down the back of...
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Monalisa

September 13, 2019
Meet Monalisa! Monalisa has had such trouble with her asthma in the past and has been so very sick, so many times. However, since she has been taking her preventer morning and night every day, over the last few months, her whole world has changed. She has been completely wel...
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Our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....
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Our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....
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